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Five Reasons to Be Excited About the Finney Smartphone (SIRIN LABS’ Ambitious Blockchain Phone)

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

This article talks about SIRIN LABS's upcoming $1000 blockchain smartphone, the Finney (named after computer scientist Hal Finney, the second-ever user of Bitcoin), and gives five reasons to be excited about this ambitious project.

Categories: Blockchain|BTC
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Hodler’s Digest, August 13-19: Joseph Lubin Embraces Crypto Bubbles, While Playboy Gets Impatient for Blockchain

cointelegraph | 08-19-2018

Playboy has entered litigation in order to get its blockchain payment services up and running, and Joseph Lubin sees crypto bubbles as bringing more developers into the space

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Pornhub Subsidiary Tube8 Wants to Pay You Cryptocurrency to Watch Porn

ccn | 08-19-2018

Tube8, an adult entertainment platform, is adopting blockchain and tokenization technologies in order to reward visitors with cryptocurrency for watching videos on their website. Porn Site Tube8 Wants to Pay You Cryptocurrency To effect this process, the Pornhub subsidiary is partnering with blockchain platform Vice Industry Token (VIT) for the total tokenization of the website.The post Pornhub Subsidiary Tube8 Wants to Pay You Cryptocurrency to Watch Porn appeared first on CCN

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Could Gaming Be The Key To Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption?

bitcoinist | 08-19-2018

There are currently thousands of cryptocurrency and blockchain projects racing to design a product in their respective sectors that will have real-world use cases and the potential to achieve mass adoption. Could gaming become the means by which these important technologies diffuse into society and everyday life?  Gaming: A Brief ‘Then and Now’ Gaming has changed drastically over the course of my 30-year-old life. I’m not really talking about the graphics or storylines, but moreRead MoreThe post Could Gaming Be The Key To Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption? appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Libellum: Offering Instant Supplier Verification Through Blockchain Technology

ccn | 08-19-2018

This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentionedThe post Libellum: Offering Instant Supplier Verification Through Blockchain Technology appeared first on CCN

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Blockchain Company Skycoin Looking to Break into the Korean Market

ccn | 08-19-2018

This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned … ContinuedThe post Blockchain Company Skycoin Looking to Break into the Korean Market appeared first on CCN

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44% of American Executives Think “Blockchain Is Overhyped”, Deloitte Survey Finds

bitcoin.com | 08-19-2018

New indicators point to corporate executives starting to wisen up to the notion that so-called blockchain technology is some kind of cure-all drug for their industries that they can just extract from Bitcoin and drop the cryptocurrency behind. The latest example of this is a recent survey by Deloitte, showing that 44% of American executives […]The post 44% of American Executives Think “Blockchain Is Overhyped”, Deloitte Survey Finds appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Two of South Korea’s Biggest Institutions in New Blockchain Partnership

financemagnates | 08-19-2018

Shinhan Bank and Korea Telecom Corporation will be developing the 'Future Internet'.

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South African Tax Authority Going After Crypto Traders

bitcoin.com | 08-19-2018

The South African Revenue Service is working to improve the tracking of cryptocurrency traders and their transactions in order to verify if they are paying taxes. According to its Commissioner, the agency is exploring ways to better identify those that are profiting from trading digital assets and check if they are evading taxation. Also read: […]The post South African Tax Authority Going After Crypto Traders appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain Says It’s Adding 50k Users Per Day

ccn | 08-19-2018

Cryptocurrency wallet Blockchain is adding up 50,000 users a day amidst the ongoing crypto market downturn. Posting on his Twitter account, Blockchain CEO and Cofounder Peter Smith made the claim in a tweet that also appeared to take a shot at Coinbase. Defying the Downturn Responding to a Bloomberg interview with Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong where heThe post Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain Says It’s Adding 50k Users Per Day appeared first on CCN

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Exclusive Interview: Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Talks Blockchain, Reveals Upcoming Involvement with Crypto Startup

themerkle | 08-19-2018

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, is a computer engineer and inventor responsible for the creation of the Apple I computer as well as a primary contributor to the Apple II. He played arguably the biggest role in the personal computer revolution, and is a forefather of the third technological revolution, which ushered in the era […]

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Sports Token ICO Issuer MobileGo Threatens Critics With Legal Action

ccn | 08-19-2018

MobileGo, which bills itself on its website as a dedicated token to bring eSports to everyone, has warned it will consider legal action against people making unreasonable demands against the company. The situation came to light on Twitter Friday, Aug. 17, when one tweeter commented that an ICO issuer is threatening to sue investors andThe post Sports Token ICO Issuer MobileGo Threatens Critics With Legal Action appeared first on CCN

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Prolific Bitcoin Dealer ‘Blew a Giant Hole’ Through US Legal Framework

bitcoin.com | 08-19-2018

A Mexico-based “prolific bitcoin dealer” has been indicted and held without bond in the US on a number of international money laundering charges. He used Bitfinex for his exchange needs after Coinbase closed his account. His “activities ‘blew a giant hole’ through the legal framework of U.S. anti-money laundering laws,” the Department of Justice wrote. […]The post Prolific Bitcoin Dealer ‘Blew a Giant Hole’ Through US Legal Framework appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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To Canonical or Not Canonical, That’s the Bitcoin Cash Question

trustnodes | 08-19-2018

Among many discussions in Bitcoin Cash, which is to have a protocol upgrade this November, stands the question of whether canonical transaction ordering should be implemented, or indeed whether it...The post To Canonical or Not Canonical, That’s the Bitcoin Cash Question appeared first on Trustnodes.

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Venezuela’s Currency Devalued By 96% as Maduro Announces New Crypto-Pegged Forex Rate

bitcoinist | 08-19-2018

On Friday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a new single exchange rate for the bolivar that’s pegged to the Petro virtual currency. Under the new guidelines, one Petro would equal $60 dollars, which means the nation’s currency is essentially devalued by 96 percent.  Amid immense political and economic turmoil in the South American nation, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recently proclaimed a variety of economic overhauls during a speech broadcast on state television. The socialist leaderRead MoreThe post Venezuela’s Currency Devalued By 96% as Maduro Announces New Crypto-Pegged Forex Rate appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Best Quotes About Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies (Volume 1)

cryptoglobe | 08-19-2018

This article is volume 1 of our compilation of some of the best quotes about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

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As No-Deal Brexit Looms, UK Blockchain Startups Are Weighing Options

coindesk | 08-19-2018

The U.K. is on the cusp of leaving the E.U., sparking concern for blockchain startups working within a government-run regulatory sandbox.

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Chinese Retail Giant JD.com Launches Open Blockchain Platform

ccn | 08-19-2018

JD.com, China’s largest retailer and e-commerce provider, has deployed an open blockchain platform to enable customers to have their own blockchain solutions to improve the transparency, efficiency and security of their operations, the company announced on its corporate blog. The JD Blockchain Open Platform expands the company’s Retail as a Service and will allow customersThe post Chinese Retail Giant JD.com Launches Open Blockchain Platform appeared first on CCN

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Firm Behind First Blockchain ETFs Launches $100 Million Crypto Hedge Fund

financemagnates | 08-19-2018

Reality Shares of California has attracted around $100 million worth of new business since launching its exchange-traded funds.

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Pornhub Subsidiary Tube8 to Reward Users with Crypto for Watching Porn

livebitcoinnews | 08-19-2018

Tube8, a subsidiary of one of the most popular adult film websites, Pornhub, has announced plans to put its entire platform on the blockchain. The popular adult streaming video website is partnering with Vice Industry Token (VIT) and plans to reward users with VIT tokens for watching porn. According to Hard Fork, Tube8 is teaming...The post Pornhub Subsidiary Tube8 to Reward Users with Crypto for Watching Porn appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

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UK Cryptocurrency Startups Suffer Dwindling Fortunes Amidst Market Decline

bitcoinist | 08-19-2018

Cryptocurrency startups in the United Kingdom are struggling in 2018. The fringe benefits that came with changing a company’s name to reflect an interest in blockchain technology seems to have all but disappeared. “Cryptomania” is at its Lowest Ebb In the last months of 2017, cryptomania gripped large swaths of the global business scene. With ICOs raking in hundreds of millions of dollars and cryptocurrencies reaching new all-time highs, the emerging market became the focusRead MoreThe post UK Cryptocurrency Startups Suffer Dwindling Fortunes Amidst Market Decline appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Pantera Working to Raise $175 Million for New Blockchain Venture Fund

livebitcoinnews | 08-19-2018

Crypto-focused investment firm, Pantera Capital, has stated that it is hoping to raise $175 million for its next venture, and are reportedly more than half-way there already. Being at the forefront of cryptocurrency advancement is expensive work, just ask Paul Veradittakit, firm partner at Pantera Capital. According to Tech Crunch, one of the industry’s biggest investment...The post Pantera Working to Raise $175 Million for New Blockchain Venture Fund appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

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Korea Roundup: Mongolian Government Visits Bithumb, New BTM, Hardware Wallet

bitcoin.com | 08-19-2018

In South Korea, Bithumb was visited by officials of the Mongolian government. Upbit is offering free training leading up to its developer conference. A public company has unveiled a hardware wallet as it enters the crypto space. Meanwhile, hacked crypto exchange Coinrail has launched an international service for non-Korean customers, and a US bitcoin ATM […]The post Korea Roundup: Mongolian Government Visits Bithumb, New BTM, Hardware Wallet appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis: BCH/USD Holding Key Support at $540

newsbtc | 08-19-2018

Key Points Bitcoin cash price recovered and moved above the $520 and $540 resistance levels against the US Dollar. There is a major contracting triangle forming with support near $545 on the 4-hours chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair has to stay above the $545 and $540 support levels to...The post Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis: BCH/USD Holding Key Support at $540 appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Venezuelans to Be Paid at Least Half a Petro a Month

bitcoin.com | 08-19-2018

Announcing a 60-fold increase of the minimum monthly salary, President Maduro promised Venezuelans they will be paid at least 0.5 petro, once his monetary reforms are in place next week. The national crypto will be exchanged at a rate of $60 USD and the new “sovereign bolivar” will be pegged to the digital coin.    […]The post Venezuelans to Be Paid at Least Half a Petro a Month appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Interview: Michael Dunworth, CEO of Money Transfer Service Wyre, on MakerDAO Partnership

ccn | 08-19-2018

On Tuesday, U.S. international wire transfer startup Wyre announced a strategic partnership with MakerDAO. We’ve written about Wyre several times in the past: first when they raised a $5.8 million Series A led by Chinese firm Amphora Capital. The firm went on to acquire Bejing-based Remsity as they took on China. At the time — April 2017The post Interview: Michael Dunworth, CEO of Money Transfer Service Wyre, on MakerDAO Partnership appeared first on CCN

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ETN vs. ETF: Which Is the Investor’s Dream?

cointelegraph | 08-18-2018

The fact that an ETN from Stockholm is now targeting the U.S. market may sound like a win, but it's a far cry from the big ETF prize

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Cobinhood Founders Raise $20 Million for Blockchain That Processes 1 Million Transactions Per Second

ccn | 08-18-2018

The founders of cryptocurrency exchange Cobinhood are commissioning the development of a new blockchain capable of processing 1 million transactions per second, a massive undertaking given that Bitcoin transaction can take hours to complete and Ethereum transactions range from 1-5 minutes, with even Visa’s ~2000 tx/s being dwarfed in comparison. The company behind the projectThe post Cobinhood Founders Raise $20 Million for Blockchain That Processes 1 Million Transactions Per Second appeared first on CCN

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Bitcoin Price Watch: Some Strange Coincidences Between the Currency and Overstock

themerkle | 08-18-2018

At press time, bitcoin has fallen back a bit and is now trading for just over $6,300. This is about $200 less than where it stood yesterday. Some strange occurrences are happening in the bitcoin space. For example, one source notices that there’s a strong correlation between bitcoin and Overstock. Rather, Overstock’s stock (mini tongue […]

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Korean Government: 11 out of 21 Crypto Exchanges Complete Security Measures

bitcoin.com | 08-18-2018

The South Korean government has announced the outcome of its inspection of 21 cryptocurrency exchanges. While a number of exchanges have completed implementing both short-term and wallet management measures, many security vulnerabilities remain at most exchanges. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 21 Exchanges Inspected South Korea’s government has announced the result […]The post Korean Government: 11 out of 21 Crypto Exchanges Complete Security Measures appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Uber's Largest Shareholder Softbank Denies Deal With Bitmain, Other Investments Uncertain

cointelegraph | 08-18-2018

Japanese tech giant Softbank denies alleged investment in Bitmain, and investment from Tencent remains unconfirmed. Bitmain has refused to comment

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According to BIG, White-Collar Crime Could Double by 2028

themerkle | 08-18-2018

When the banks failed in 2008, our financial systems shifted. A decade on, one of our most nagging financial predicaments centers on virtual currencies and their (lack of) regulation. 2018 is showing promising steps forward in lawmaking for countries like Switzerland, Germany, Malta, and even the US. So, why does Vancouver-based intelligence firm BIG believe that […]

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Op-ed: Energy Security and Blockchain: A Solution for Oil Politics and Geopolitics

ccn | 08-18-2018

Modern economies run on a different kind of ‘Power’ than the medieval kingdoms. Today, power is derived from coal, petroleum, and biofuels instead of the King’s exalted office. The economies that ensure a steady and sufficient supply of energy for their citizens and governmental machinery are the ones that have Energy Security. Today, Energy SecurityThe post Op-ed: Energy Security and Blockchain: A Solution for Oil Politics and Geopolitics appeared first on CCN

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Porn Website Tube8 to Launch Blockchain Platform, Reward Views With Crypto Tokens

cointelegraph | 08-18-2018

Adult entertainment keeps eyes on crypto, with Tube8 announcing a partnership with VIT to let users get paid to watch

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She(256) Mentorship Program Aims to Help More Women Gain a Cryptocurrency Career

bitcoin.com | 08-18-2018

She(256) is a clever name for a novel scheme. The female-focused mentorship program is designed to support women entering the cryptocurrency space. In doing so, the program will enable students to benefit from the guidance of a crypto OG – a seasoned professional whose business and technical experience should prove invaluable. The She(256) initiative has […]The post She(256) Mentorship Program Aims to Help More Women Gain a Cryptocurrency Career appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Satoshi’s Vision: Craig Wright to Launch BCH Node to ‘Restore Original Bitcoin Protocol’

ccn | 08-18-2018

An intramural debate among Bitcoin Cash developers about the future of the BCH protocol is heating up, with a development group backed by nChain and Craig Wright vowing to create a new full node client that does not include the so-called “unnecessary changes” being added to Bitcoin ABC, the most popular full node BCH client.The post Satoshi’s Vision: Craig Wright to Launch BCH Node to ‘Restore Original Bitcoin Protocol’ appeared first on CCN

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Ripple Is Targeting the Chinese Market: Top Executive

themerkle | 08-18-2018

Ripple is targeting the Chinese market with its blockchain products, a top executive has revealed. The company has been partnering with many banks and payment processors around the world, but surprisingly, it has only partnered with one Chinese payment processor. The Chinese market is dominated by Alibaba and Tencent, with the two giants accounting for […]

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Playboy Lawsuit: How Blockchain Developer Failed The Vice Industry Token

cointelegraph | 08-18-2018

Porn doesn’t interact with the crypto that much, and the VIT lawsuit is worrying news

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Congressman Invites Crypto Industry Leaders to Capitol Hill to Discuss ICOs

trustnodes | 08-18-2018

Republican Ohio representative Warren Davidson has invited 32 cryptonians to Capitol Hill ahead of his plans to present Initial Coin Offering (ICO) related legislation to Congress this autumn. Davidson’s office...The post Congressman Invites Crypto Industry Leaders to Capitol Hill to Discuss ICOs appeared first on Trustnodes.

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Trump Eyes SEC

trustnodes | 08-18-2018

Amid the daily political bickering with Democrats, the chess game with China, Russia and Iran, the usual boasting about the economy, and the now seemingly admitted mistake of the baby caging,...The post Trump Eyes SEC appeared first on Trustnodes.

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The Daily: Husbands Blackmailed for Bitcoin, Blockchain This and That

bitcoin.com | 08-18-2018

Scammers are threatening to reveal cheating husbands to their wives and asking for bitcoin ransom – check the details in this edition of The Daily. A porn streaming website now rewards its users with tokens, and hair sprays are sold for BTC and BCH. Also, find out what Brits think about blockchain and learn about […]The post The Daily: Husbands Blackmailed for Bitcoin, Blockchain This and That appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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IBM to Offer Its Expertise to Accelerate NHCT

livebitcoinnews | 08-18-2018

NanoHealthCare Token (NHCT) has been accepted into ‘Start-up with IBM’ (formerly Global Entrepreneur Program). This gives NHCT access to IBM’s infrastructure and expert technical advice to build their blockchain solution. NHCT will also be a part of IBMs solution marketplace and have an opportunity to partner with IBM’s global healthcare clientele. Startup with IBM is...The post IBM to Offer Its Expertise to Accelerate NHCT appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

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Crypto Exchange Huobi Announces Five Partnerships To Further Its Expansion Efforts

cryptoglobe | 08-18-2018

Huobi Group, a leading digital asset exchange service, has partnered with five different companies to launch crypto exchanges in Indonesia, Taiwan, Canada, Philippines, and Russia. Huobi's new business arm, Huobi Cloud, will be used by the company's new partners to build and deploy the digital asset exchanges. Despite the declining prices of cryptocurrencies, major exchange companies such as Huobi, Binance, and Coinbase have been quite aggressive in their expansion efforts.

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4 Founders Reveal Secrets Behind Wildly Successful ICOs

bitcoinist | 08-18-2018

ICOs can be daunting to execute, so it’s best to learn from founders that have been there, done that.  [Note: This is a guest article submitted by Eugene Cheng] Launching an ICO is a Daunting Process We spoke to 4 founders that have run successful ICOs about what they deem to be important when launching ICOs, how to best go about approaching such a gargantuan task and some of the issues they encountered when doing so.Read MoreThe post 4 Founders Reveal Secrets Behind Wildly Successful ICOs appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Blockchain Being Tested for Tracking Imported Goods by US Border Officials

livebitcoinnews | 08-18-2018

A new system based on blockchain technology is going to be installed in September by the CBP, which would be used to track the imported goods certificates and verify their physical properties.  The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is planning to test blockchain technology. The motive of the trial is to verify the importation of...The post Blockchain Being Tested for Tracking Imported Goods by US Border Officials appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

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Can Security Tokens Save Crypto From the Bear Market Blues?

coindesk | 08-18-2018

A conference this week in Canada saw discussion of how securities tokens might offer a path for blockchain products to reach consumers.

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PR: Contentos Launches Public Content Chain

bitcoin.com | 08-18-2018

Contentos (COS) hosted its ‘Mastering your creativity with COS’ event at Andaz Hotel in Tokyo as part of a global tour. The event attracted major industry executives, including LiveMe CEO Yuki, Ontology founder Li Jun, Danhua Capital partner Selina, COS cofounder Mick, Blockshine CEO Daniel Zhang, Coinbase chief investment officer Ling, DAD Japan head Leslie Wu, PhotoGrid head of products Angela, and Cheez head of operations Wang Xinyuang. The conference also attracted dozens of blockchain enthusiasts from all across Japan, including local university students, blockchain developers, and blockchain entrepreneurs, to learn and better understand how COS is designing its future ecology.The post PR: Contentos Launches Public Content Chain appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Australian Cinema-on-Demand Distributor Launching Cryptocurrency To Reward Film Enthusiasts

ccn | 08-18-2018

Australian-based Demand Film has released a new virtual currency to reward users who promote and watch movie trailers. Demand Film is officially releasing the cryptocurrency, known as ‘Screencreds,’ before the company launches in Germany next Tuesday. The new digital coin is the latest example of how digital currencies and blockchain technology are making waves inThe post Australian Cinema-on-Demand Distributor Launching Cryptocurrency To Reward Film Enthusiasts appeared first on CCN

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1.2 Million Canadians Introduced to No-Fee Crypto Trading

bitcoinist | 08-18-2018

Canadian Coinberry and Swiss-based BRD announced a partnership, which is set to introduce 1.2 million BRD customers to crypto trading. New Crypto Trading Platforms Streaming Into the Market Trading bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies continues to attract investors. For instance, despite a bear market, cryptocurrency trading platforms are still being added to the market. On August 15, 2018, Coinberry and BRD announced a partnership “which will introduce 1.2 million BRD customers to the Canadian crypto tradingRead MoreThe post 1.2 Million Canadians Introduced to No-Fee Crypto Trading appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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